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454 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011—2157 - List of shibboleth names
"List of shibboleth names
by which the privileged judge their inferiors

Chinua Achebe (chin-oo-ah ah-chay-bae)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (chim-ah-man-da nnnn-go-zeh ah-dee-che)

James Agee (a-jee)

Jerzy Andrzejewski (yer-zhay ahn-zhay-ev-ski)

Hannah Arendt (ahr-ent)

Martha Argerich (mar-tah herr-each)

Augustine of Hippo (aw-gus-tin)

Angelo Badalamenti (bottle-ah-menti)

Donald/Frederick Barthelme (barth-uhl-me)

Karl Barth (bart)

Roland Barthes (bart)

Tycho Brahe (Danish pronunciation: too-ghoh brahhh)

Walter Benjamin (ben-yameen)

Bishop Berkeley (barkley)

John Betjeman (betch-uh-mun)

Joseph Beuys (boyz)

Tadeusz Borowski (tah-de-yoosh borr-off-ski)

Burgundy Street, New Orleans (burr-gun-dee)

Menzies Campbell (ming-iss)

Thomas Carew (carey)

Vija Celmins (vee-yah tell-midge)

Michael Chabon (shay-bonn)

J.C. Chandor (shann-door)

Cimabue (chee-ma-boo-ee)

Michael Cimino (chee-me-noh)

Emil Cioran (chore-ahn)

Ta-Nehisi Coates (tah-nuh-hah-see)

Alexander/Andrew/Patrick Cockburn (coburn)

Paulo Coelho (~pow-lu kuh-whey.l-you.)1

J.M. Coetzee (~koot-zee-uh)

Robert Campin (com-pin)

William Cowper (cooper)

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (me-high cheek-sent-me-high)

Countee Cullen (cown-tay)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (skwoh-doaf-ska)

Alfonso/Jonás/Carlo Cuarón (al-fone-so/ho-nas kwah-roan)

The Dalles, Oregon (the dolls)

Guy Debord (ghee du-borrh)

Louis De Broglie (duh broy)

Don Juan, Byron character (jew-un)

W.E.B. DuBois (duh-boyz)

Andre Dubus (duh-byoose)

Chiwetel Ejiofor (choo-we-tell edge-ee-oh-for)

Leonhard Euler (oiler)

Ralph/Ranulph/Sophie/Joseph/Magnus/Martha Fiennes (rayf finezzzzzzzzzzzzz)

Gustave Flaubert (flow-bear)

Michel Foucault (foo-coh)

André Gide (zheed)

Giotto (zhott-oh)

Jan Gossaert (~yann ho-sight) aka ‘Mabuse’ (mah-buu-seh)

Alexander Grothendieck (groat-enn-deek)

Houston Street, Manhattan (house-ton)

Alberto Giacometti (Swiss pronunciation: yah-coe-mett-ee)2

H.R. Giger (ghee-guh)

Jacques, Shakespeare character (jay-kwiss)

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (feesh-tuh)3

Philip Gourevitch (guh-ray-vitch)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (~goo-tuh/ger-tuh)

David Guetta (gay-tah)

Vaclav Havel (vat-slav hah-vell)

John Hersey (hearse-ey)

Guy Hocquenghem (ghee ock-en-g’yem)

Joris-Karl Huysmans (zhour-ris karl weese-moss)4

Bohumil Hrabal (boh-who-meal h’rah-ball)

Seu Jorge (~sewe zhawzhe)1

Kelis Rogers (kuh-leece)

John Maynard Keynes (kanes)

Krzysztof Kieślowski (krish-toff keesh-loff-skee)

Q'orianka/Xihuaru Kilcher (core-i-an-ka/see-wahr-oo)

Danilo Kiš (dann-eel-oh keesh)

Paul Klee (powell clay)

Sarah Koenig (kay-nig)

Alexandre Kojève (koh-zhevv)

Tadeusz Konwicki (tah-de-yoosh konn-vitz-ski)

Jerzy Kosiński (yer-zhay koh-shin-ski)

Alexandre Koyré (kwah-ray)

Saul Kripke (krip-key)

Thomas Kuhn (coon)

Henri Lefebvre (luh-fevv-ruh)

Stanisław Lem (stan-ni-swaf lemm)

Jonathan Lethem (leeth-um)

Jared Leto (let-oh)

Marina Lewycka (leh-vitz-kah)

Peter Lorre (laura)

Magdalen College, Oxford (mawd-lin)

Somerset Maugham (mawm)

Czesław Miłosz (chess-waff me-woahsh)

Joan Miró (zhwamn me-roh)

Sławomir Mrożek (swah-voh-meer m’roh-zhek)

Harry Mulisch (mool-ish)

Edvard Munch (ed-vart moonk)

Robert Musil (moo-zeal/moo-seal)

Nacogdoches, Texas (nack-uh-dough-chis)

Natchitoches, Louisiana (nack-uh-tush)

Anaïs Nin (ah-nayh-ees ninn)

Lupita Nyong'o (~nnnnnyong-oh)

Adepero Oduye (add-uh-pair-oh oh-doo-yay)

Michael Ondaatje (awn-datch-ee)

David Oyelowo (oh-yell-uh-whoah)

Chuck Palahniuk (pahl-uh-nik)

Wolfgang Pauli (pow-lee)

Charles Sanders Peirce (purse)

Samuel Pepys (peeps)

Jodi Picoult (pee-coe)

Max Planck (plonk)

Plotinus (ploh-tine-us)

Anthony Powell (po-uhl)

John Cowper Powys (cooper poh-iss)

Principia Mathematica (prin-kipp-ee-yah)

Marcel Proust (proost)

Joseph Pulitzer (puh-litz-ur)

Ayn Rand (well-fare recipient)

Sławomir Rawicz (swah-voh-meer rahh-vitch)

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen/Roentgen (vill-helm rhont-gn)

Theodore Roethke (ret-key)

Mary Ruefle (roo-full)

Ed Ruscha (roo-shay)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (sanh-eks-oo-pear-ee)

Luc Sante (sahnt)

Jon Scieszka (sheh-shka)

Schlumberger (slumber-zhay)

Bruno Schulz (schooltz)

W.G. Sebald (zay-bald)

Chloë Sevigny (seven-yay)

Choire Sicha (corey seeka)

Charles Simić (Serbian pronunciation: simm-itch, but often called simmick)

Josef Škvorecký (yoh-zeff shkorr-etz-ski)

William Smellie (smiley)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (saul-zhuh-neat-sin)

William Stukeley (stoo-key)

Wisława Szymborska (vee-swa-va shim-bor-ska)

Gay Talese (tuh-leeze)

Chief Justice Roger Taney (tawny)

Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans (chop-uh-too-luss)

Wayne Thiebaud (tee-bo)

Uwe Timm (ooh-veh)

Colm Tóibín (~column toh-been)

Ernst Troeltsch (trolch)

Tulane University (too-lane)

Ivan Turgenev (yvonne turr-gain-yevv)

George W. S. Trow (like ’grow’)

Jones Very (jonas veery)

Vladimir Voinovich (vlah-dee-meer voy-noh-vitch)

Ayelet Waldman (eye-yell-it)

Quvenzhané Wallis (kwuh-ven-zhuh-nay)

Robert Walser (valzer)

Evelyn St. John Waugh (eve-linn sin-jun wahh)

Max Weber (veigh-burr)

Simone Weil (zee-moan veigh)

Michel Houllebecq (he doesn’t care)

Joos van Cleve (yohss fon clay-vuh)

Rogier van der Weyden (~ro-kheer fon dur vay-dun)

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: ~finch-ant fan hawh)

Rembrandt van Rijn (remm-brondt fon rain)

Johannes Vermeer (yo-hann-iss furr-meer)

Ludwig Wittgenstein (vitt-genn-shtein)

David Wojnarowicz (woy-nar-oh-vitz)

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (wood-house)

Joseph Wright of Derby (right of dahr-bee)

William Butler Yeats (yates)

Yerkes Observatory (yer-keys)

Slavoj Žižek (slah-voi zhee-zhek)

Andrzej Żuławski (ahn-drey zhu-wavv-ski)"
language  names  pronunciations  shibboleths  education  judgment  privilege 
december 2015 by robertogreco
Untitled (http://chris.prather.org/starry-headed-hipsters.md.html)
"We have a lot of these shibboleths, and we can't even agree on them as a community."
perl  geek-culture  shibboleths  programming-community  from twitter
february 2012 by mjd
The 15 Minutes that Could Save Five Years
June 16, 2010 | Harvard Business Review | by Michael Schrage.
We're facing the end of retirement as we know it — an emerging
unpleasant reality that will (re)shape the quality of life and standard
of living for billions. we all need to start dealing with it.
Now....Forget the "saving for retirement" shibboleths. Strategically
addressing those 60+ months after age 65 may be the most significant
long-range planning investment in your human capital portfolio....Who
are the 70+ year olds whose presence, energy, and effectiveness might
profitably serve as the benchmarks for your own?
invest_in_yourself  Michael_Schrage  retirement  HBR  personal_finance  aging  human_capital  role_models  Kauffman_Foundation  Zoomers  long-term  shibboleths  savings  planning  myths  strategic_thinking  JCK  endgame  Second_Acts  long-range 
june 2010 by jerryking
Strč prst skrz krk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sentence is well known for having a total absence of vowels. It is often used as an example of such phrase when learning Czech as a foreign language. Sometimes used to judge whether or not a particular person is drunk.
czech  wikipedia  shibboleths  language 
july 2008 by ktrey

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